• Groene Loper 5, Flux

    5612 AE Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Provide major contributions to photonic integration and the associated applications with a particular focus on indium phosphide technology.

Highlighted phrase

Harnessing the efficiency, precision and speed of light in a photonic chip

Organisational profile

Photonics is a rapidly growing field where the total market volume is comparable to the market of electronics, and growing even faster. Whereas integrated circuits are already dominant technologies in the field of electronics, photonic integration is still taking off. It is a critical enabler for the modern internet and is poised to enable new forms of sensing and imaging. The Photonics Integration (PhI) group performs leading edge research into indium phosphide semiconductor based technology for photonic integration and its applications. This develops along three research lines listed below ('read more') and involves a number of national and international research projects. Our group offers opportunities for Master and PhD students to do leading-edge research on advanced photonic ICs and technology, and to prepare for a job in a variety of high-tech companies that use photonics, semiconductor technologies, and/or photonic integrated circuits in their products. You might even think to start your own business in this rapidly growing field. 

The Photonics Integration research develops along three research lines: 

  • Monolithic integration of indium phosphide photonic devices. We have pioneered the generic integration methodology for InP integrated photonics. This approach enables new building blocks to be continuously added to a highly advanced integration platform with seamless integration of lasers with amplifiers, filters, modulators, detectors and more. 

  • Heterogeneous and hybrid integration platforms combining indium phosphide circuits with silicon technology, high-speed electronics and low-loss dielectric waveguide technologies. These platforms enable research into new methods of scaling and assembly.

  • Nanophotonic integration using the indium phosphide membrane on a silicon platform. This enables the miniaturisation of photonic devices, and the seamless combination of high confinement photonics, sub-wavelength engineering, lasers and amplifiers.

The technology platforms developed by PhI researchers become available on an open access basis via JePPIX.eu

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    Photo of Jeroen Bolk

    Jeroen Bolk

    Person: OBP : Supportive and management staff

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    Michail Chatzimichailidis

    Person: OBP : Supportive and management staff



    Research Output

    ArF scanner lithography for InP photonic integrated circuit fabrication

    Bolk, J., 12 May 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 142 p.

    Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

    Open Access

    Dynamic properties of wavelength switching in a widely tunable semiconductor laser for optical coherence tomography

    Pajković, R., Garbi, D., Williams, K. & Bente, E., 1 Jan 2020, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics IX. Sciamanna, M., Michalzik, R., Panajotov, K. & Hofling, S. (eds.). SPIE, 8 p. 113560I. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 11356).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Electro-optic tuning of a monolithically integrated widely tuneable InP laser with free-running and stabilized operation

    Andreou, S., Williams, K. & Bente, E., 1 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 38, 7, p. 1887-1894 8 p., 8894462.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
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    Erik Jan Geluk (Manager)


    Facility/equipment: Equipment

    BVR2008 FC Electron Beam Evaporator

    Erik Jan Geluk (Manager)


    Facility/equipment: Equipment

    Diamond tool scribers, Karl Suss and Loomis

    Tjibbe de Vries (Manager)


    Facility/equipment: Equipment


    Best poster award

    Alonso Millan Mejia (Recipient), 26 Nov 2013

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Light up the brain: accelerating AI research with integrated photonics

    Weiming Yao (Recipient), Jul 2019

    Prize: NWOVeniScientific

  • Netelcom Award 2012

    Katarzyna Lawniczuk (Recipient), 12 Dec 2012

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional


    Towards an integrated feedback-insensitive semiconductor laser

    Daan Lenstra (Speaker)
    6 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Bistable Operation of a Monolithic Ring Laser due to Hole-Burning-Induced Inversion Grating

    Daan Lenstra (Speaker), E.A.J.M. Bente (Member)
    30 May 20181 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Feedback-insensitive Semiconductor Laser

    Daan Lenstra (Speaker), T.T.M. van Schaijk (Member), E.A.J.M. Bente (Member), K.A. Williams (Member)
    7 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific


    Press / Media

    Eindhoven University of Technology: Machine for Chips With Light

    Jeroen Bolk


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The Virtual Arena: Educators Learn Their VR

    Kevin A. Williams


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Magnetic claddings for photonic integrated circuits

    Author: van Hees, Y., 2018

    Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1) & van der Tol, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master